8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Lisbon


1
day
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planning app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Akaslompolo is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in March; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi route planning app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kemi tour builder app .

Drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation app .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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